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02-13-2018 12:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wallace jointer model 10 wallace 8

I’m in the market for a 6” jointer and have been searching CL for about a month. A Wallace Model 10 8” popped up and I went to look at it today. It was in great shape and ran very well. It’s 3PH but down converted to 1PH 220v. It has the long 76” bed and a good cleaning would have it looking great. The only thing is there is a small chip in the edge of the rear table at the blade (see pic). Does anyone have advice on these machines and if they are good investments for $350. The blade seemed to have a spiral head to it but are straight.

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#1 posted 02-13-2018 12:53 AM

chip in the table

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#2 posted 02-13-2018 01:06 AM

The chip wouldn’t stop me.

I like old machines and am willing to tolerate
the drawbacks of owning them.

Skewed-knife cutter heads are said to deliver
superior surfaces.

“OWWM Rule No. 5: In the time between finding a machine and asking others if you should buy it someone else will come to the proper conclusion.”

http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158513

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#3 posted 02-13-2018 01:34 AM

It’s 3PH but down converted to 1PH 220v.

What do you mean by ‘down converted’? If it has a static phase converter, plan on spending another $200 or so for a VFD, or more to swap out the motor. SPC’s will reduce the motors HP by roughly 1/3 and cause them to run unbalanced – increasing the heat buildup and reducing the insulation, and thus, motor life.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 02-13-2018 09:31 AM

I told the man I’d be ther thursday’s to pickup.


The chip wouldn t stop me.

I like old machines and am willing to tolerate
the drawbacks of owning them.

Skewed-knife cutter heads are said to deliver
superior surfaces.

“OWWM Rule No. 5: In the time between finding a machine and asking others if you should buy it someone else will come to the proper conclusion.”

http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158513

- Loren


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#5 posted 02-13-2018 09:35 AM

Well…..THe machine isn’tr hooked into the 3PH converter at the shop and the original owner has passed and I’m buying this from his son. He’s not sure what’s going on with the electrical but there is a gray panel hooked to the back of the stand and a 220v plug at the wall and machine (per my electrician I showed pics to. see below.


It’s 3PH but down converted to 1PH 220v.

What do you mean by down converted ? If it has a static phase converter, plan on spending another $200 or so for a VFD, or more to swap out the motor. SPC s will reduce the motors HP by roughly 1/3 and cause them to run unbalanced – increasing the heat buildup and reducing the insulation, and thus, motor life.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#6 posted 02-13-2018 12:34 PM

Assuming the tables are flat and that the 3ph>1ph is good, it’s certainly worth $350 IMO.

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#7 posted 03-01-2018 11:10 AM

I’m finished the machine and it works great. Here are some pics.

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